eFit – HCP: Poverty

Older adults with low income are vulnerable to poverty and unable to meet their basic living needs. Trends in poverty rates for lower-income older adults show that conditions have been improving in terms of meeting very basic needs, but that many older adults have experienced much lower income growth in recent years than have working age Canadians. (1) New immigrants, women, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ2S+ identifying people are among the highest risk groups. (2)

Poverty Screening Assessment:
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If You Want to Help Me, Prescribe Me Money: Towards a Radical Rethinking of Social Issues in Medical Care (YouTube, TEDxStouffville:
Treating Poverty: Clinical Tools for Older Adults (Ontario College of Family Physicians):

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This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult.  Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes.

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